The '''American Diabetes Association''' ('''ADA''') is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes
and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes
, type 2 diabetes
, gestational diabetes
, and pre-diabetes
); delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides information for both patients and health care professionals; and advocates on behalf of people denied their rights because of diabetes.
[[http://www.diabetes.org/ Diabetes.org], main website.]
In 2014 it was estimated that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million have prediabetes.
[[http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics], Diabetes statistics on main website]